Ditch the melodrama and get down to business in a new decade
Hand-wringing about the climate crisis and the dangers of Big Tech won’t help. We must look instead at the threats and opportunities that they bring – and keep an eye on the inexorable rise of China
Making predictions is the business of fools – and pundits. The only thing we know for certain about the events that will shape the decade to come is that they will be surprising.
But away from the news, and underlying the headlines, issues simmer that often contain the real story: long-running trends that may prove ultimately to have more influence on how we live our lives than the news stories that shape our politics.
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Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
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